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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 7, 2021

Record-breaking 260+ GW of Renewable Energy Added Globally in 2020

More than 260 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity were added around the world, an increase of almost 50% over expansion in 2019 and beating both estimates and records. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), more than 80% of all new electricity capacity added in 2020 was renewable, with solar and wind accounting for 91% of new renewables.
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Hydro  -  October 16, 2020

Hillsboro rolls out hydropower system in city water pipes

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., announced Oct. 14 the completion of a city water pipeline project that could generate between 185,000 and 200,000 kWh of clean, renewable electricity each year.
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Hydro  -  October 6, 2020

Anheuser-Busch explores beer cans made with hydropower

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Oct. 6 a new partnership that will allow their beverages to be canned in a low-carbon aluminum made with renewable hydropower and recycled content.
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Hydro  -  August 25, 2020

Federal agencies collaborate on hydropower

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation signed Aug. 24 a memorandum of understanding in regard to a collaboration on the advancement of hydropower generation in America.
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Hydro  -  July 18, 2020

Weekend reads: Tesla's solar-powered Cybertruck; Using hydrogen may be the key to microgrids

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Solar  -  June 25, 2020

Univ. of Pittsburgh to cover 13% of electricity from 20 MW solar farm

The University of Pittsburgh entered into a 20-year agreement that will allow them to source around 13% of its campus' annual electricity usage from a 20 MW solar farm on the border of Allegheny and Beaver counties.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 22, 2020

Volvo's largest Chinese plant now uses 100% clean energy

Volvo Cars announced June 5 that their largest plant in China is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, bringing their global manufacturing electricity use to 80% renewable energy.
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Hydro  -  May 11, 2020

Villanova Univ. to source 50% power from hydro plant

Villanova University recently announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow them to ensure that 50% of the energy they purchase will be sourced from the Holtwood Hydroelectric Power Plant.
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Finance  -  April 16, 2020

BlackRock closes on $5.1 billion sustainability fund

BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund closed April 15 on a $5.1 billion fund for Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III to invest in sustainability projects.
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Hydro  -  April 15, 2020

DOE invests $38M into hydrokinetic turbine research

The U.S. DOE announced April 9 that it will be investing $38 million into a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program for the development of hydrokinetic turbine technology.
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